CROWD INFORMATION USE IN MEDICAL DECISIONS

Anderson Barnes, Anthony Truff

Abstract


Many notable scientific inventions are the product of academic curiosity for individuals’ physical and mental qualities. Such is the origin of the Galton’s “magnum opus” the wisdom of the crowd theory. Since then the wisdom of the crowd theory has been harnessed and optimized for several professional use and the health sector is no exception. We attempt in our review, to examine the evolution of the crowd wisdom theories and the many ramifying models that have emanated from this theory. We identify and explain the numerous crowd wisdom models applied to the field of healthcare. Following, we interrogate the possible legal, ethical and moral reasons that drive their contemporaneous use with evidence based models

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